Myanmar Jade Mine

Burmese Jade Mine

The Myanmar jade mines with raw stone are in Kachin State around Hpakant.

Since the mining companies don't care very much about the environment the local population is constantly complaining since an environment impact study was never performed. The owners of this Myanmar jade jadeite mines are mainly rich Chinese in cooperation with locals and military. Forests are vanishing water is poisoned and nobody cares about anything this big Chinese shots from Yangon and China just do what they want.

Burmese Jade mines.

Burmese Jade mines.

At Hpakant Myanmar Burmese Jadeite. The Myanmar state controlled but private companies wanted to buy heavy machinery from Caterpillar for jade mining but the USA government denied that so they bought mining equipment from China on large scale not only for underground jade mining but also huge transportation machinery, they where denied. The US government even but export restriction on heavy machinery fro Korea and Japan on it so it was an easy "home run" for the Chinese.

Myanmar Jade Mountains

Myanmar Jade Mountains.

The jadeite jade volume of the reserves is not really known the only they know is they are very huge over hundred of million of tons.

Since the Burmese Jademine

are not made to a high safety standard there are continuously horrendous accidents including landslides with dozens of killed workers. .

Jade-stone landslide in Kachin State.

Since they have the backup from the Myanmar army means jade mining is not a real problem and they make billions of dollars, 3 years ago about 4 billion $ turnover was reported at on of the sales exhibitions for precious stones including Jadestones in Naypyidaw.

Rough Jade Mine

The jadeite jade volume of the reserves is not really known the only known is they are very huge over hundred of million of tons this are whole mountains. The main reason why nobody has reasonable data is the war between the local Kachin people and the central government which keeps on going since already before British colonial times.

Burmese jade mining on open ground. Watch the heavy equipment imported from China and guarded by the Myanmar Military.

Drug injections to keep working.

Drug injections to keep working.